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Connecting Connecticut to a revitalized riverfront

Photo of Naugatuck River Greenway Trail in Waterbury.
Naugatuck River Greenway Steering Committee
Phase I of the Naugatuck River Greenway Trail in Waterbury is expected to open in the fall.

Several projects are underway aiming to connect Connecticut residents to revitalized riverfronts.

This hour, we hear from planners on the Naugatuck River Greenway Trail, getting the latest on the effort to connect 11 municipalities from Derby to Torrington along 44 miles of trail.

We'll check in on the next phase of construction planned through the center of Waterbury.

But first, Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim discusses the new 200-acre plan for the "Return to the Riverbend."

You can download the master plan here.


  • Ben Florsheim: Mayor, City of Middletown
  • Aubrey LaMonica: Co-owner, Eli Cannon's Tap Room
  • Aaron Budris: Senior Regional Planner, Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments
  • Jack Walsh: Co-Chair, Naugatuck River Greenway Steering Committee
  • Kenneth Curran: Chair, Waterbury Greenway Advisory Committee

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